impotence

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noun im·po·tence \ˈim-pə-tən(t)s\

Definition of impotence

  1. :  the quality or state of being impotent: such asa :  lack of power, strength, or vigor :  weakness … the growing impotence of governments in the face of corporate willfulness and regional factionalism. — Alan Wexelblatb :  an abnormal physical or psychological state of a male characterized by inability to engage in sexual intercourse because of failure to have or maintain an erection :  erectile dysfunction

Examples of impotence in a sentence

  1. the congressional committee's essential impotence in affecting the management of the war was frustrating to its members

15th Century

First Known Use of impotence

15th century


IMPOTENCE Defined for Kids

impotence

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noun im·po·tence \ˈim-pə-təns\

Definition of impotence for Students

  1. :  the quality or state of lacking power or strength


Medical Dictionary

impotence

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noun im·po·tence \ˈim-pət-ən(t)s\

Medical Definition of impotence

  1. 1:  the quality or state of not being potent drug-resistant bacteria are a virulent indicator of the growing impotence of antibiotics

  2. 2:  an abnormal physical or psychological state of a male characterized by inability to engage in sexual intercourse because of failure to have or maintain an erection—called also erectile dysfunction



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